National Volunteer Week 1 – 7 June 2023

Last updated: Monday, 26 June 2023

National Volunteers Week took place at the beginning of June, and it gave us the chance to celebrate our station adopters from all over Scotland.

211 of our ScotRail stations are looked after by over 1,000 dedicated volunteers from all walks of life through our Adopt-a-Station programme. Individuals, community groups and businesses have adopted stations to turn them into beautiful places to catch your train. All the wonderful flower displays, planters and colour you see in our stations are the result of lots of hard work by these kind, dedicated volunteers.

Adopt a Station volunteer planting flowers at Haymarket station

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, volunteers were invited to visit specific stations each day to find out more about the work the station adopters do and to pick up tips and ideas from each other. The sun shone brightly all week, showing off each station in all its glory. Over the week, volunteers visited the award-winning Wemyss Bay station, Dunblane, Largs, Aberdour, Cardross and Kilmarnock. The hospitality each station showed each other was wonderful and lots of friendships were made.

Flowers at stations

One station that stood out during the week was Cardross. This station was only adopted in April 2022 and it’s incredible to see the transformation it has undergone in this time. Our newest adopters have put in so much time and effort and made a huge impact on their community. All the visiting volunteers raved about how fantastic the station now looks. A huge well done to the team there!

Fancy adopting your local station?

If you’re interested in adopting your local station please email [email protected] . We have a number of stations that are no longer adopted and already have planters and garden spaces in place, ready for you. Or, if you would rather join an existing group, please get in touch with us and we will connect you with the current adopter.

Adopt a Station volunteer

Thank you to all our volunteers who work so hard to brighten up our stations and make them a welcoming place.

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